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July 11, 2021, 7:04 AM

12 killed as bus carrying migrants overturns in east Turkey

The Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency reported that 12 people have been killed and 20 others injured when a minibus carrying migrants overturned and caught fire in eastern Turkey
July 11, 2021, 7:04 AM
1 month ago

Turkey officially withdraws from treaty protecting women

Turkey has formally withdrawn from a landmark international treaty protecting women from violence
1 month ago
1 month ago

Turkey's Erdogan takes first step in 'crazy' canal project

Canal skirting Istanbul will ease traffic in the Bosporus, government says.
1 month ago
3 months ago

108 people go on trial in Turkey over 2014 Kobani protests

More than 100 people linked to a pro-Kurdish party are to go on trial.
3 months ago
108 on trial in Turkey for 2014 Kobani protests
3 months ago

Turkey probes cryptocurrency exchange for possible $2B fraud

Turkish prosecutors have launched an investigation into a cryptocurrency exchange over allegations that it may have defrauded some 390,000 investors of an estimated $2 billion
3 months ago
3 months ago

Turkey to ban cryptocurrencies for buying goods, services

Turkey’s central bank is banning the use of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin in payments for goods and services
3 months ago
4 months ago

Women, LGBT people and students protest for rights in Turkey

Hundreds gathered in Istanbul to demand recent government decisions be reversed.
4 months ago
4 months ago

Biden calls Turkey's exit from treaty for women unwarranted

Turkey’s abandonment of the treaty is "deeply disappointing," he said.
4 months ago
4 months ago

Turkish police frees politician after detention in assembly

Turkish police detain a politician staging a parliament sit-in.
4 months ago
4 months ago

Turkey withdraws from European treaty protecting women

The Council of Europe's secretary general called the decision "devastating."
4 months ago
6 months ago

Turkish sailors abducted by pirates return home from Nigeria

Fifteen Turkish sailors were kidnapped by pirates off west Africa last month.
6 months ago
7 months ago

Turkish televangelist gets life term for sex abuse, offenses

A Turkish court has sentenced a controversial Muslim televangelist and cult leader to a life term in prison, finding him guilty of forming a criminal gang and sexual abuse of minors, among several other offenses
7 months ago
Turkish televangelist gets life term for sex abuse, offenses
7 months ago

Turkey seeks arrest of businessman linked to US fraud scheme

Turkish prosecutors have issued a detention warrant against a Turkish businessman with links to Utah-based business executives who have pleaded guilty to a $511 million tax credit scheme in the United States
7 months ago
Turkey seeks arrest of businessman linked to US fraud scheme
7 months ago

Turkish lawmakers pass bill monitoring civil society groups

Rights groups have warned the law would violate the freedom of association.
7 months ago
7 months ago

EU to spend hundreds of millions more on refugees in Turkey

The European Union plans to spend hundreds of millions of euros over the next year helping refugees living in Turkey, most of them people who fled the war in Syria
7 months ago
EU to spend hundreds of millions more on refugees in Turkey
7 months ago

Turkish philanthropist on trial for alleged failed coup ties

A Turkish philanthropist is again standing trial in Turkey, this time on charges of espionage and attempting to overthrow the government in connection with a failed coup four years ago
7 months ago
Turkish philanthropist stands trial for alleged ties to coup
7 months ago

Turkey won't step back on S-400s despite US sanctions

Turkey's foreign minister says Turkey won’t step back from its decision to deploy Russian air defense systems despite U.S. sanctions imposed on the country over the purchase
7 months ago
Turkey won't step back on S-400s despite US sanctions
8 months ago

US sanctions NATO ally Turkey for purchasing Russian missile system

Pres. Trump sanctioned Turkey for purchasing a Russian missile defense system after years of Congress pressuring him to.
8 months ago
US sanctions NATO ally Turkey for purchasing Russian missile system
8 months ago

Turkey rejects EU decision to widen sanctions

Turkey has asked the European Union to act as an ‘honest mediator’ in its dispute with EU members Greece and Cyprus over the exploration of gas reserves in the Mediterranean, after European leaders approved expanding sanctions against Ankara
8 months ago
Turkey rejects EU decision to widen sanctions
8 months ago

Pilots, civilians given life terms over Turkey's 2016 coup

A Turkish court has sentenced hundreds of military and civilian personnel at an air base to life prison sentences, proclaiming them guilty of involvement in a failed coup attempt in 2016
8 months ago
Pilots, civilians given life terms over Turkey's 2016 coup
9 months ago

Turkey bans smoking in public places to curb virus spread

Turkey’s interior ministry has banned smoking in public places across the country to curb the spread of COVID-19
9 months ago
Turkey bans smoking in public places to curb virus spread
9 months ago

Turkish finance minister, Erdogan's son-in-law, resigns post

Berak Albayrak is stepping down for health reasons, to spend time with family.
9 months ago
9 months ago

Quake toll rises to 116 in Turkey; rescuers finish searches

The death toll in last week’s Aegean Sea earthquake has risen to 116 as rescuers in the Turkish city of Izmir completed their searches of the final collapsed buildings
9 months ago
Rescuers make final search in Turkey as quake death toll rises in
9 months ago

Turkey fines social media giants for breaching online law

Turkey has issued fines against global social media companies for failing to appoint a representative to ensure they conform to Turkish law
9 months ago
Turkey fines social media giants for breaching online law
9 months ago

Tourist boat sinks near Turkish coast; 1 Russian dead

Officials say a tour boat with 33 tourists on board has capsized near the Turkish Mediterranean coast of Alanya, killing at least one person
9 months ago
Tourist boat sinks near Turkish coast; 1 person dead
9 months ago

2 children pulled alive in dramatic Turkey quake rescues

Rescuers have pulled two children from the rubble of a deadly earthquake in a Turkish coastal city
9 months ago
2 children rescued in Turkey as quake death toll reaches 81
9 months ago

Turkey threatens new military operation into Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to launch a new military operation in northern Syria if Kurdish militants are not cleared from areas along its border with Syria
9 months ago
Turkey threatens new military operation into Syria
9 months ago

Americans threatened by terror, kidnapping plots in Turkey, embassy warns

The U.S. Embassy in Turkey warned Americans about potential terror and kidnapping plots in an urgent security alert.
9 months ago
Americans threatened by terror, kidnapping plots in Turkey, embassy warns
9 months ago

Turkey slams joint declaration by Cyprus, Greece and Egypt

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has slammed a joint statement by Greece, Cyprus and Egypt that condemns Turkish energy exploration in the eastern Mediterranean and numerous “provocations” that they maintain are threatening regional peace
9 months ago
Turkey slams joint declaration by Cyprus, Greece and Egypt
9 months ago

Turkey: Police on trial for killing of prominent lawyer

Three police officers have gone on trial in southeastern Turkey over the killing of a prominent lawyer and human rights defender nearly five years ago
9 months ago
Police officers on trial for 2015 killing of Turkish lawyer
10 months ago

An American journalist was murdered in Turkey. Why didn't the US investigate?

Turkish authorities say Halla and Orouba Barakat were killed in a family dispute. Others suspect a targeted assassination.
10 months ago
An American journalist was murdered in Turkey. Why didn't the US investigate?
10 months ago

Armenia and Azerbaijan battle amid reports that Turkish-backed Syrian rebels were deployed

Armenia says Turkey shot down one of its fighter jets as fighting with Azerbaijan around disputed enclave Nagorno-Karabakh intensifies.
10 months ago
Armenia claims Turkey 'shot down' one of its jets during Nagorno-Karabakh fighting
1 year ago

Germany calls for end to east Mediterranean military drills

Germany has called for an end to military drills in the eastern Mediterranean to defuse tensions and create conditions for NATO allies Greece and Turkey to resolve a dispute over offshore energy exploration rights
1 year ago
1 year ago

Turkey's economy shrinks by nearly 10% in Q2 during lockdown

Turkey’s economy contracted by 9.9 % in the second quarter of the year from the previous three-month period in the wake of lockdown measures put in place to deal with the coronavirus pandemic
1 year ago
Turkey's economy shrinks by nearly 10% in Q2 during lockdown
1 year ago

Turkey detains IS suspect planning 'sensational' attack

Turkey's state-run news agency says police in Istanbul have detained a suspected Islamic State group militant who was allegedly planning a “sensational” attack in the city
1 year ago
Turkey detains IS suspect planning 'sensational' attack
1 year ago

Turkey, Greece stick to their guns in escalating Med dispute

Turkey and Greece have both vowed to defend their competing claims in eastern Mediterranean as the NATO allies remained locked in a tense dispute over offshore energy exploration rights
1 year ago
Turkey warns Greece not to test its patience over east Med
1 year ago

Turkey rejects Greece accusation of Mediterranean violation

Turkey is rejecting claims by Greece that its oil-and-gas research vessels were encroaching on Greek territory in the eastern Mediterranean and said it would continue to defend its legitimate rights and interests in the region
1 year ago
Turkey rejects Greece accusation of Mediterranean violation
1 year ago

Turkey raids ship carrying 276 migrants; 8 smugglers held

Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have foiled an attempt to smuggle 276 migrants to Europe on board a ship, and detained eight suspected smugglers
1 year ago
Turkey raids ship carrying 276 migrants; 8 smugglers held
1 year ago

Death toll rises to 6 in Turkey fireworks factory explosion

The death toll from a massive explosion in a fireworks factory in Turkey has increased to six
1 year ago
Death toll rises to 6 in Turkey fireworks factory explosion
1 year ago

4 dead, 97 injured in blast at Turkish fireworks factory

Turkish officials say an explosion has occurred at a fireworks factory in northwestern Turkey, killing four people and injuring 97 others
1 year ago
2 dead, 73 injured in blast at Turkish fireworks factory
1 year ago

Turkey demands French apology over Med naval incident

Turkey’s foreign minister on Thursday demanded an apology from France over its depiction of a standoff between ships from the two countries in the Mediterranean Sea that prompted Paris to suspend its involvement in a NATO naval operation
1 year ago
Turkey demands French apology over Med naval incident
1 year ago

Journalists accused of revealing secrets on trial in Turkey

Seven journalists went on trial accused of revealing state secrets for their reports on the funeral an intelligence officer who was killed in Libya
1 year ago
Journalists accused of revealing secrets on trial in Turkey
1 year ago

Floods hit northwest Turkey; 5 killed, 1 missing

Flash floods caused by torrential rains have left at least five people dead in northwest Turkey
1 year ago
Floods hit northwest Turkey; 5 killed, 1 missing
1 year ago

Turkey says its jets struck Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq

Turkey’s military says its jets have carried out new cross-border airstrikes targeting Turkish Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq
1 year ago
Turkey says its jets struck Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq
1 year ago

Turkey seeks to arrest 118 military personnel over coup

Turkish prosecutors have issued warrants for the detention of 118 military personnel over their suspected links to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric blamed by Turkey for a failed coup attempt in 2016
1 year ago
Turkey seeks to arrest 118 military personnel over coup
1 year ago

Turkey records 61 new COVID-19 deaths, lowest in over a month

Turkey’s health minister has announced 61 new deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, which is the lowest number in over a month
1 year ago
Turkey records 61 new COVID-19 deaths, lowest in over a month
1 year ago

Turkey marks its 100th year of parliament amid coronavirus

A Turkish Airlines plane has flown over central Turkey on a path drawing out the Turkish flag to mark centennial celebrations for the founding of the Turkish parliament
1 year ago
Turkey marks its 100th year of parliament amid coronaviru
1 year ago

Turkish minister offers resignation over weekend lockdowns

Turkey introduced a coronavirus lockdown over the weekend that took many by surprise and led to Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu offering his resignation
1 year ago
Turkey charts less restrictive virus path to protect economy
1 year ago

Explosion on road in southeast Turkey kills 5

Officials say an improvised explosive device went off on a road in southeast Turkey, killing five forestry workers traveling to work
1 year ago
Explosion on road in southeast Turkey kills 5
1 year ago

The Latest: Nearly 3,000 released from Sri Lanka prisons

Nearly 2,900 prisoners have been released from overcrowded prisons in Sri Lanka as the Indian ocean island nation has stepped up its efforts to contain the spreading of the new coronavirus
1 year ago
The Latest: Turkey passes 500 coronavirus deaths